MPi's experienced RN wields physician-strength products such as La Roche-Posay and BioMedic to freshen and exfoliate faces. The 45-minute microdermabrasion sees a facial guru harnessing the combined power of microcrystals and a vacuum system to exfoliate the very top layer of skin, where dead cells linger on the visage's surface like a cluster of loitering astronauts. The treatment sweeps away the decrepit flakes, which create the appearance of dull skin and amplify wrinkles, to reveal a more youthful countenance in its wake. Like a buffalo's wings, a chemical peel varies in intensity from mild to strong. During the 45-minute procedure, the agent delves deep into the epidermis to exfoliate thoroughly, muscling through cellular barriers to help reduce hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and blemishes.
Whether they're there for an all-day pampering or a simple lunchtime facial, licensed aesthetician Sadaf Badruddin aims to help her clients relax during their brief respites from hectic lives. She nourishes faces with European facials, famous for their deep cleansing, extractions, and steam, and soothes bodies with herbs and aloe vera during body-wrap treatments. Her extensive menu includes microdermabrasion, waxing, and facials for men, and she preps clients for weddings, quinceañeras, and tax audits with glamorous updos and makeup.
The aestheticians at Smooth Skin Solutions strive to leave complexions as soft as summer peaches through their facials, peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. Each procedure factors in the individual's unique skin type and cellular needs and makes use of glo therapeutics cleansers, salves, and serums. Ultrasonic skin-tightening sessions target fine lines and puffiness by kicking circulation into high gear, and waxing treatments banish unwanted fuzz from lips, chins, and brows.
Beauty experts polish their clients' fingers and toes before touching up their faces with vibrant makeup. Stylists clip, buzz, and sculpt the gentlemanly coifs of guests seated in their styling chairs. With their dashing new looks, these customers would stop traffic—if they were old enough to drive. At Sweet & Sassy, a salon and spa exclusively for children, glamour comes in all sizes. Mini manicures, pedicures, hairstyles, and makeup services give girls their first taste of the pampered life, and boys' haircuts give lads roughhouse-ready looks in styling chairs their own size. Even infants get in on the grooming with the Baby's First Cut package, which includes a hair locket, certificate, and photo keepsake to commemorate the first time their parents saw their ears. The salon also goes beyond simple image enhancements with themed parties, in which hot-pink limos scoop up young partygoers and bring them to the salon to don gowns and tiaras, strut down the runway, or rehearse for a live pop-music performance.
The expert technicians at Lipolaser Centers deploy the clever beams of a laser to shave off excess weight in about an hour. During this signature, noninvasive treatment, low-level pulses gently persuade retained water and lingering lipids to relinquish disputed territory in regions such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and lower back. After two sessions, patients may observe up to two-inch reductions from their waistlines and a newfound ability to squeeze themselves through skeleton keyholes.
No client’s hair desire is too much to ask of Catherine Jones. The stylist at Old World Salons creates classic and out-of-the-box 'dos with precision, dry, and razor cuts. She straightens hair and, at the opposite end of the spectrum, breathes volumes into strands with permanents. Her clients include men, women, children, and children’s favorite stuffed animal.